The Ranchlands Review is a collection of stories about Ranchlands, a group of people living on working ranch landscapes in the American West. These stories, told through film, photography, interviews, essays, presentations, poetry, and short fiction, are about a grassroots movement to preserve our ranching heritage and provide long-term stewardship for our fragile lands.
Our motto is “working together to live with the land.” We believe that ranching, with its connection to the land and its dependence on the long-term vitality of the resource base, represents a critical alternative for landscape-scale conservation in the American West. We also believe it is important to preserve a critical part of our nation’s western heritage – ranching: a founding wellspring of north American culture.
The Review is our attempt to create a portal to explore ways to learn more about real life ranching and how we can “work together” to live in harmony with mother earth. Our goal is to educate, entertain, and inspire others with an intimate look at ranch life and the conservation work that lies at the heart of what we do.
Thanks for looking us up. It is our hope that the Review will become a gathering place and resource for those who want to learn more about the management of western lands and the importance of our nation’s ranching legacy—past, present, and future.